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Title 1859 Campaign of Italy medal
Nationality French
Period 1859
Price £50.00

This is Napoleon III's medal for the 1859 campaign, mostly fought in northern Italy against Austrian troops. On the reverse is 'Campagne d'Italie' with the names of six battles, including Magenta and Solferino, perhaps the most famous one. The artist's signature is below the emperor's bust, which is surrounded by the logo 'Napoleon III empereur'.

The condition is GVF. There is some old tarnish to the piece and the ribbon is slightly soiled, though better than it appears in the picture, but it is at least the original ribbon.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Medals : French : 19th Century]

testimonials

Just to let you know that the kokarde [cockade] arrived today. Looks great. Definitely original.

S S, Australia, 16.08.2012

My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".

Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!

S A, UK, 14.08.2012

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